MARQUETTE – “State of the Digital Art,” an exhibit featuring computer generated art by two Northern Michigan University faculty members and six international artists, will be shown from Oct. 21-Nov. 23 at the DeVos Art Museum. An opening reception will take place from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct 21 at the museum.
Digital art, which was first developed 40 years ago, is an art form that continues to evolve with technological developments in the field. It can include photography, video, film, drawing, real and virtual sculpting, and printmaking. “State of the Digital Art” represents where computer generated art is now in terms of development. The work of associate NMU professors Daric Christian and Stephan Larson will be shown, as well as pieces by Alessandro Bavari, Tina Gonsalves, Kenneth Huff, Margot Knight, Viktor Koen and Bonny Lhotka. Each artist is diverse in concept and technique, ranging from figurative to abstract.
“We chose to have a digital art exhibit because it’s such a hot area right now; it’s a cutting edge art form these days, and it’s the biggest part of the art and design department,” said Wayne Francis, director of the DeVos museum. “Stephan and Daric do amazing work in this field. I asked them to compile a list of the best digital artists in the world, and we contacted them and got six to show their work here. It should be an interesting show.”
This free event is open to the public. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact Francis at 227-1481.